Tuition Assistance for Your CDL Training

Payment Options for Truck Driving School

At CDS Tractor Trailer Training, our goal is to assist as many qualified students get their CDL Training for as little out-of-pocket cost as possible. CDS offers a variety of financial options for students concerned with truck driving school costs, or how to pay for their tuition. With CDS Tractor Trailer Training’s tuition assistance options, many students train for free or very little money! Students are able to focus less on the cost of tuition, and more on beginning a new career!


CDS Tractor Trailer Training Costs and Fees

  • Class A CDL Training – $6,000
  • Class B CDL Training – $4,500
  • DOT Physical Exam – Prices vary by practitioner
  • DOT Drug Screening – $75
  • DMV CDL Test Fee – $50

CDS Tractor Trailer Training has several funding options listed below. Most CDS students pay little and to nothing for the cost of training. To find out if you qualify, schedule a time to meet with a student coordinator at the training location nearest you.

Fast Forward Grant Funding:

The Fast Forward Grant, formally known as the Workforce Credentials Grant Program, offers state-subsidized tuition to individuals who have lived in Virginia for at least one year. The grant pays two-thirds of the individual’s tuition for eligible residents. The subsidized tuition amount doesn’t need to be paid back as long as the student finishes in the scheduled time frame.

Workforce Funding (WIOA):

We are a State approved Vendor for the Workforce Program that offers training resources for those who qualify. This program is administered through your Workforce Center. If you have been laid-off, receiving unemployment or SNAP benefits, you may be eligible for a grant to pay tuition. Contact a CDS student coordinator to point you in the right direction.

Veteran Funding (GI Bill®):

CDS (Commercial Driver Services, Inc.) is approved for Veteran Educational Benefits. CDS is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. CDS is committed to helping Veterans transition into successful careers. 

Guaranteed Funding:

All students will receive a loan offer regardless of credit. Most over-the-road companies offer tuition reimbursement to help students recover their investment in training. Both financed and students who pay with cash can receive reimbursement. There are no employment contracts to sign!

Other Funding Options:

CDS works with numerous banks, agencies, and programs including College Grants, Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, TAP, DARS, and other private and public sources. We assist all students with creating a customized financial plan that works for them and always look for free or low-cost options first. Students always have the option to pay “out-of-pocket” via cash or card.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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